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Genius Apex Legends Mirage strategy can throw your enemy for a loop

Published: 24/Mar/2020 5:26 Updated: 24/Mar/2020 5:31

by Brad Norton


Your enemies will be left scratching their heads if you’re able to execute this genius Mirage tactic in your next Apex Legends match.

While he may be Respawn Entertainment’s resident trickster in Apex Legends, Mirage has often been highlighted as one of the least impactful characters in the game due to a somewhat underwhelming arsenal of abilities.

Able to turn invisible and leave a number of clones nearby, Mirage hasn’t quite been able to confuse enemies since the game first launched as players have mostly grown accustomed to his tricks over time. However, this new Mirage strategy could be just what you need to get the edge in your next match.

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Mirage’s Ultimate ability could just save your skin thanks to this strategy.

Mirage’s Ultimate, Vanishing Act, sends out a ring of decoys while the Legend himself becomes fully cloaked for five-seconds in order to evade the opposition. Typically, players utilize every second of the ability to get out of hot water.

However, in the final moments of a match on March 23, Reddit user ‘Forexz’ showcased how the trickster can genuinely leave his opponents bamboozled with the perfect timing and strategy.

Rather than activating the ability and rushing away from enemies in hot pursuit, they triggered the Ultimate and immediately canceled the invisibility.

Standing still while the enemy Pathfinder assessed the circle of decoys, they found the perfect moment to knock their opponent down when they least expected it.

Even going as far as to embarrass the Pathfinder with a finishing move, this handy trick gave Mirage all the freedom in the world to get the jump on their opponent and catch them by surprise.

Triggering the head-scratching play out in the open, this highlight-worthy strategy could be utilized in any setting to bamboozle enemies.

“I have 18k on mirage and never thought of doing this,” Reddit user ‘MartianPenguin’ responded upon seeing the impressive play. “Glad I learned something just when I thought I learned it all.”

The next time that you have a Mirage Ultimate at the ready, rather than trying to flee from the hotspot, think back on this clever tactic and try to confuse your opponents by standing still amidst your decoys.

While it might not prove beneficial every time, this strategy could provide Mirage players with a steady edge over the competition.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

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Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.